Meaning of hackberry

hack•ber•ry

Pronunciation: (hak'ber"ē, -bu-rē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. any of several trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Celtis, of the elm family, bearing cherrylike fruit.
  2. the sometimes edible fruit of such a tree.
  3. the wood of such a tree.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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